Earthquake Cookies

Recipe by LibraryMan
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Place the shortening and sugar into a mixing bowl and rub or beat with a spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and the molasses and beat well.
  • Sift flour before measuring, then sift again with the dry ingredients so that they are mixing well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll each ball in granulated sugar.
  • Place the balls 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly (about 2 minutes).
  • Remove from the cookie sheet to wire racks to cool completely.